As the City Council enters its last two weeks of legislative work this year, here’s what the Council members are cooking up.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include a discussion with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the city’s proposed legislative agenda for the upcoming session of the State Legislature. The meeting will also include an executive session with the city’s attorneys.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on:
- a six-month extension on the current moratorium on permits to change the use of any sire currently used as a mobile home park;
- a long list of collective bargaining agreements, along with salary increases and “pay zone” changes for non-represented city employees, and updates to benefits and paid leave packages;
- an update to the City Council’s general rules and procedures;
- the Q4 2019 supplemental budget ordinance;
- a six-month extension for the Seattle IT department’s deadline to submit Surveillance Impact Reports;
- a resolution requesting the city’s Chief Technology Officer to make modifications to the city’s Technology Matching Fund program;
- an ordinance approving land acquisition to expand Terry Pettus Park;
- an ordinance approving a funding and future construction agreement with the Seattle Aquarium for the Ocean Pavilion along the waterfront;
- two historic preservation ordinances: the Highland Apartments, and the Bleitz Funeral Home;
- an alley vacation;
- a long list of appointments to commissions and boards.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new pieces of legislation:
- an ordinance authorizing an interlocal agreement with King County to establish a regional governance authority to oversee the response to the homeless crisis;
- a resolution stating the Council’s intent next year to consider legislation that requires employers to provide employees with transit subsidies.
Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda:
- several commission appointments;
- an ordinance disclaiming some utility easements (including a public hearing), and an ordinance accepting some new ones;
- a presentation on SPU’s Risk and Resiliency Assessment and Framework;
- a presentation on SPU’s Accountability and Affordability Strategic Plan;
- a presentation on SPU’s audit plan.
Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. It will host a first discussion of Council member Gonzalez’s “Clean Campaigns” ordinance, including a panel of experts.
Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published, but it is likely to include the Q4 supplemental buget ordinance, and the two historic preservation ordinances on the Introduction and Referral Calendar.
Thursday morning, the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability meets, and will take up the proposed regional governance structure for addressing homelessness.